Cowboy Snowman

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So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

CHALLENGES:
1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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Rockin’ Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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This was another card made for the regular (guy from our old church) card customer that needed 20 cards. I had bought a 6 x 6 paper pad at Hobby Lobby in the fall because it was cute and on sale. Well it was perfect as I made several cards from the paper in the pack. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #371 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus – use a past sketch – October 2016 sketch #5.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: ribbon, white button, 1/8 scor-tape,

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Another one made with the 6 x 6 paper pad since I needed to make 20 cards quick. I started out with a sketch but it didn’t work so ended up with this.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, glue dots, EK success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, gems

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So I started out making the snowflake card and I cut this piece of polka dot paper but it didn’t end up working out. So I found this square image of Santa in the paper pack and thought it fit perfectly on here once it was mounted on black cardstock. Simple but it works!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white, Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch,

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So I had these scraps sitting on my desk after make 3 different cards from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Decided to use them to make a simple but cute Christmas card. I added snowflakes to the middle panel then added stickles to all three panels (hard to see in the photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, micro glue dots

Poinsettia Christmas

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So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

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This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

Don’t be Naughty

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I have a standing order for a lady at work to make her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren cards for Christmas. She said for her son-in-law this year she wanted something to do coal and “don’t be naughty”. Well I immediately thought of this Santa looking at his list from Gerda Steiner Designs – Wishlist Santa. I found this saying on the internet and then the inside says “Don’t be Naughty! Merry Christmas”. She said it was perfect and exactly what she wanted. I used Sketch Saturday #430.

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Monthly Stamp Challenge – use the stamp provided and you get next months stamp free.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – have something that starts with an “S” or “T”. I did Santa, stripes, snowflakes.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wishlist Santa @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (here comes Santa – Happy Holly Day)
Inks: husband colored it in Photoshop and then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug brads, Carta Bella Snow Flurries embossing folder

‘Tis the Season…for Ugly Sweaters

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My co-workers and I decided to go in together and get my boss a gift card so I needed to make him a card for all of us to sign. You can’t buy a card when they know you are a card maker!! He is into woodworking so I got cool wood snowflakes, tags and wording that I was going to use to make his card. Well, it was suggested that he is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan so a Chiefs Christmas card would be perfect. So I went searching the internet and came across this ugly sweater photograph. I printed it out on Bazzill white and cut it out. I then Pop dotted it to give it dimension. I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #185 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. December Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white), yellow is Paper Studio

Twine: Recollections

Embossing Folder: Darice – snowflakes

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Christmas ornaments

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The challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round this month is Ornaments. While wondering Deedee’s Digis I saw this Christmas tree with ornaments and thought it would make a cute card.

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I went looking through my scrap drawers containing Christmas paper (yes, I have two scrap drawers containing ONLY Christmas paper!!) and found this perfect piece from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pack. I like the stitched look to the letters and it was the perfect color. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 as my inspiration.

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CHALLENGES:

1) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Ornaments

2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #294 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration

3) The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #4 – Anything Christmas with an optional twist of non-traditional colors listed. I chose to do the anything goes.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Country Christmas @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday)

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet Printer

Accents/ Tools: button, Twine (Simplicity), Fiskars Scallop punch

Just finished

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Have I told you the good news yet? Deedee’s Digis is staying open!! You can read about it here… http://www.deedeesdigis.com/2015/01/we-found-way-to-stay-open.html

Today Deedee’s Digis is sponsoring Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – anything goes as long as it is Christmas. So if you finished a last minute project and haven’t posted it yet OR you want to get a start on next year’s Christmas cards, this is the challenge for you! This was one of the last few cards I made before Christmas arrived. One of ladies at work needed Christmas cards for her daughters and one of them loves to cook. So I paper pieced this wonderful image from Deedee’s Digis, Mix it Up.  Paper piecing it was a little tricky with the arm and bowl in front of the apron but with a little fancy cutting and my Xyron X sticker maker I was able to do it and love how it came out! And her matching bow just makes me smile.  I used a Christmas paper pack from several years ago but I thought it was perfect.

I used Sketch Saturday #330 as my inspiration.

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CHALLENGES:

1) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #210 – Anything Goes – Christmas

2) Jan Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – Paper Piecing (not from a die cut machine). I printed the image out and then printed it again on patterned paper and cut it out.

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Mix it Up @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections (Bright & Jolly)

Inks: pre-colored image printed on canon inkjet printer

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker

Techniques: paper piecing

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